Retrieved October 6, Gay, John — Thank you! It was also at the Cornish School that Cage met a number of people who became lifelong friends, such as painter Mark Tobey and dancer Merce Cunningham. Around this time, John also publicly announced that he was bisexual he later came out as a gay man.
The operetta, rather than seeming offensive kitsch, was, in these fragments, light-headed, suffused with a nostalgia emphasized by rubatos and gleeful returns to familiar melodies.
To compose a piece of music, Cage would come up with questions to ask the I Ching ; the book would then be used in much the same way as it is used for divination. But are they? Wikimedia Commons has media related to John Cage.
In less than 32 years, he came up with over lieder, nine symphonies, a fair number of masses, quite a few operas, a magnificent body of chamber music and some exceptional piano works.